ODC’s ticket subsidy program aims to bring the joy of live performance to as many children as possible. For many children these sponsored field trips to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater offer an exciting first taste exposure to the theater going experience.
The 2013 Buddies for Bunnies program, sponsored by contributions from individual donors, enabled 1,500 students and teachers from Bay Area public schools to attend ODC’s beloved holiday production of The Velveteen Rabbit. In 2014, we'll continue this tradition of arts outreach to underserved schoolchildren for the 9th year on December 3rd and 10th.
ODC provides students and teachers with activity books and informational DVDs to prepare the youngsters for the experience of attending a live performance. ODC also encourages Buddies for Bunnies donors to attend the show with the classrooms that they support, making the experience more personal for both the patron and the student.
Help ODC give the gift of live theater to schoolchildren who otherwise wouldn’t have access. A gift of $500 allows one classroom of 3rd graders to attend the performance and receive activity books and instructional DVDs.